The "lint program checker has proven time and again to be one of the best tools for finding portability problems and certain types of coding errors in C programs. This book introduces you to "lint, guides you through running it on your programs, and helps you to interpret "lint's output. "lint verifies a program or program segments against standard libraries, checks the code for common portability errors, and tests the programming against some tried and true guidelines. "linting your code is a necessary (though not sufficient) step in writing clean, portable, effective programs. Contents include: Overview of using "lint Dealing with "lint' concerns: casting and "delinting "lint comments Using "lint in detail: command line options, using "lint with "make, rolling your own "lint library Public domain programs Under the hood: an inside look Future directionsDarwin, Ian F. is the author of 'Checking C Programs with Lint', published 1988 under ISBN 9780937175309 and ISBN 0937175307.